Senior Scientist, Cell Biology

Collegeville, PA
February 18 2021
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Senior Scientist
Are you a highly motivated and creative scientist who looking for a role where you can leverage your skills in cellular assay development? If so, this Senior Scientist, Cell Biology role would be a great opportunity to consider.

GlaxoSmithKline is looking for a highly motivated and creative scientist to join the department of Screening, Profiling & Mechanistic Biology (SPMB) at GSK's research facility in Upper Providence, Pennsylvania. The primary responsibility of the SPMB department is to deliver high quality, biologically relevant pre-clinical leads for all GSK therapeutic areas, by employing a combination of scientific tools and methodologies, including but not limited to assay development, high throughput screening, compound profiling, and mechanism of action studies.

As a Senior Scientist, Cell Biology, you will work on a matrix team to support flow cytometry research, with the majority of your efforts focused on developing versatile flow-based assays in primary cells and cell lines for use in high-throughput screening and mechanistic studies. This is an exciting, lab-based role that will allow the individual to contribute to programs spanning the drug discovery pipeline. The successful candidate is expected to be effective in designing and executing experiments at the highest possible scientific standard, be highly flexible and productive, and possess positive communication skills.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Working collaboratively in a matrix team environment to support flow cytometry research efforts
  • Developing and troubleshooting plate-based cellular assays using flow cytometry readouts
  • Working with human biological samples and adhering to standard operating procedures for handling and tracking of biological samples
  • Communicating experimental findings effectively, in written and verbal formats

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's degree in biological sciences (such as Cell Biology, Immunology, Oncology or Molecular Pharmacology)
  • Experience with cell biology, cell culture, and cell-based assay development
  • One year of post-degree lab-based experience in an academic or industry context

Preferred Qualifications:

If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • Expertise in one or more of the following techniques and data analysis: multicolor flow cytometry, primary cell isolation and culture, and phenotypic assays
  • Independent planning and execution of experiments
  • Previous experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, honest and open conversations.
  • Budgeting and cost-consciousness.

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